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None of them are. SLI requires you have a 2 cards with the same amount of memory on each one.

9800 GT might be an exception if you change the BIOS for the 8800 GT to a 9800 GT (its essentially the same card).

You can use the second card in PhysX if you want however.
Not true. You can SLI an 8800GTS 320MB with an 8800GTS 640MB, or an 8800GT 512MB with an 8800GT 256MB (although I don't recommend it).

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There is a big sticky labeled "answers to SLI related questions" at the top of this forum.
Yes, here is the thread:

Answers to SLi related questions. READ THIS FIRST!!

I would recommend reading that thread before asking SLI related questions.
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Not true. You can SLI an 8800GTS 320MB with an 8800GTS 640MB, or an 8800GT 512MB with an 8800GT 256MB (although I don't recommend it).



Yes, here is the thread:

Answers to SLi related questions. READ THIS FIRST!!

I would recommend reading that thread before asking SLI related questions. If you have any unanswered questions, I would post them in that thread as well.
Correct! Here it is straight from the horses mouth.
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Can I mix and match graphics cards with different sizes of memory?
While it is not recommended, NVIDIA does offer this flexibility using Coolbits. When purchasing a second graphics card, you should try to match the memory size so that you are ensured full value and performance from your purchase. For example, if your first card is a GeForce 6600 GT with 128MB of memory, you should purchase a second GeForce 6600 GT with 128MB of memory. However, using Coolbits (value set to 18), you can force both of the cards to use the lower of the two memory sizes and operate together in SLI mode. When dissimilar memory sizes are enabled to work together using Coolbits, the effective memory size for each card becomes the smaller of the two memory sizes. Instructions to enable this feature can be found here.
Also straight from da MAN regarding mixing and matching of graphics cards.
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Can I mix and match graphics cards?
In order to provide optimal symmetric scaling, SLI technology requires the NVIDIA GPUs to match. For example, a GeForce 7800 GTX must be paired with another GeForce 7800 GTX. Likewise, a GeForce 6600 GT must be paired with another GeForce 6600 GT. However, using the latest Release 80 or later graphics drivers, NVIDIA GPUs sold by different manufacturers can be used together in an SLI configuration. For example, a GeForce 7800 GT from vendor ABC can be matched with a GeForce 7800 GT from vendor XYZ.
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I feel like most of the threads on forums today consist of the same question asked 100 different ways lol.
    
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Well if there was a sticky for anything, then we wouldn't need members here. Yes, there is a search function, but hey, it's nice to help people out. And most people have a question like another, but it's just more specified.
 
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I was really just talking about this thread, and how there is a sticky at the top of the forum that tells you to look there in big bold letters before you ask an sli question
    
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